Located in north central Arizona is the pleasant town of Snowflake. With an average high temperature of 59 degrees in November, this charming town is the perfect place to celebrate Thanksgiving. Whether you’re a history buff, nature lover, or just looking for a great time, Snowflake is the ideal place. Discover below what makes our town in Navajo County the perfect AZ Thanksgiving destination:
Explore Fool Hollow State Park
Grab your hiking boots and prepare for an adventure at Fool Hollow State Park. Located 30 minutes outside Snowflake in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, this state park offers visitors hiking, fishing, kayaking, wildlife, and more. A 1.5-mile trail runs along the south and west sides of the Fool Hollow Lake giving visitors the perfect opportunity to take in all the breathtaking beauty around them. Access to the park costs a fee, but you’ll discover it’s worth every penny.
Pedal Around Snowflake
Hopping on a bike is a great way to explore Snowflake, Arizona. The area is home to plenty of easy and advanced trails for those looking to break a sweat. Inside the Apache Reservation, is Los Burros Trail. This 14-mile trail is moderately difficult and weaves through old-growth forests in the White Mountains and offers riders great views. If you would rather ride around town, there are many things to see, including The Snowflake Temple and The Stinson Pioneer Museum.
Tour Historic Homes
In 1878, Snowflake was established by William J. Flake and Erastus Snow, along with other Mormon pioneers and colonizers, when Mormon Prophet Brigham Young called for families to leave their Utah homes. Despite its name, this pioneer town experiences very little snow. If you’re interested in diving into Snowflake’s unique history, visitors can experience Snowflake’s Historic Homes Walking Tour and learn about the 26 homes listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Visit Pintail Lake
Pintail Lake is located within the Allen Severson Wildlife Park and was created using recycled wastewater to improve waterfowl nesting, feeding, and resting habitat. Visitors can observe water flow and wildlife, such as bald eagles, snow egrets, and osprey. The lake is paved with information plaques detailing wetland information. Visitors and locals can enjoy free admission to the park and the lake.
Play at Snowflake Municipal Golf Course
Only leave Snowflake once you’ve had the chance to play a round at the Snowflake Municipal Golf Course. This 27-hole golf course offers players an 18-hole, par 72 course, and a 9-hole, par 36 course. Snowflake Municipal Golf Course is open year-round and rarely closes, even when it’s snowing. Before teeing off, practice your swing on their professionally designed driving range and putting green, or get a lesson from a golf instructor. This public golf course is located at 90 N. Country Club Drive, Snowflake, Arizona, 85937.
Enjoy Black Horse Brewery
Need a cold beer after a full day of exploring? There’s only one place to go – Black Horse Brewery. Family-owned and operated, this Show Low staple has been brewing, testing, and tasting for over 30 years. Visitors can enjoy a variety of craft beers, from flavors inspired by old German recipes to modern and unique blends. All beers are crafted on-site all year long. So kick back and relax inside or grab a seat on the patio as you take in the scenery around you. Black Horse Brewery is located at 1058 Burton Rd, Show Low, AZ 85901.
Dinner is Served
You can’t beat the classic dishes served on Thanksgiving Day. And our vacation rentals in Snowflake make it easy to prepare them right at home. Guests can enjoy ample counter space and upgraded kitchen appliances, including ovens, stoves, and microwaves. Our properties make it easy and are the perfect place to remember everything you’re grateful for in life. And don’t worry, our rentals make cleaning a breeze too. Equipped with a dishwasher, cleaning up is a breeze and gives you more time to slump into your food coma.
Book Your Stay
It’s that time of year again when we stop to appreciate the people in our lives. There’s no better place to do so than in Snowflake, Arizona. Located in the foothills of Arizona’s White Mountains Range, Snowflake offers visitors a charming stay filled with plenty of outdoor activities, local breweries, beautiful golf courses, and a unique history. Once it’s time to start preparing your AZ Thanksgiving feast, we invite you to call one of our vacation rentals your home away from home. At Kabino, we feature a selection of one-bedroom properties which can sleep two to three guests. And don’t worry, you don’t need to board your furry best friend this holiday season. Many of our vacation rentals are pet-friendly. Contact our team of reservation specialists to book your stay in one of our lovely properties.